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Department of Justice / Canine Court Companion Program - DJ2019-01

RFT ID DJ2019-01
RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 7-Feb-2019
Closes 21-Mar-2019 11:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
80120000 - Legal services
Agency Department of Justice

Contact Person
Marina Vukovic
Phone: 02 8688 2582

Tender Details

The Department of Justice, through Victims Services is seeking Tenders from service provider(s) with the capacity and experience to deliver the Canine Court Companion Program in NSW Local Courts. The primary purpose of the Program is to reduce any stress and anxiety associated with the court experience by court users with the use of therapy dogs which are accompanied by volunteer handlers.

The Program requires therapy dogs and volunteer handlers to visit the publicly accessible areas of the court and interact with court users and court staff to help create non-threatening court environment for all court users including children, vulnerable witnesses and victims of domestic and family violence.

The current Services Agreement for the Program from 1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019 includes delivery of services at 11 NSW Local Courts located in varying regions of NSW. The specific locations of the 11 NSW Local Courts are: Manly, Campbelltown, Gosford, Sutherland, Burwood, Lismore, Taree, Nowra, Orange, Goulburn and Wagga Wagga.  


NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, New England, Central Coast, Hunter, Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, Northern Sydney, Inner West, South East Sydney, South West Sydney, Central West, Orana/Far West, Riverina/Murray, Illawarra, Southern Highlands

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

Related Records

  • Proposed RFTs:
    • DJ2019-01A

Additional Details / Instructions

An information session for organisations interested in applying for the Tender will be held during the Tender period on the date below.

Date:  Friday, 15 March 2019

Time:      2pm-4pm

Venue:   Level 4, Parramatta Justice Precinct Offices, 160 Marsden Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

To RVSP, email Marina Vukovic at

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